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Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?

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colinestar
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Re: Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
colinestar   7/8/2011 2:43:38 PM
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That's interesting considering apple just made their beta program http://adf.ly/21TOf open to the public.

pocharle
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Re: Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
pocharle   7/8/2011 12:15:56 PM
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Very true. Unfortunately, most companies that get to that 'brink' usually go the wrong way at the fork.

DennisQ
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Re: Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
DennisQ   7/8/2011 10:10:40 AM
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@Susan, so you're saying that you think the iPod Nano was kind of a gateway drug, serving as a way to get users hooked and getting them to come back for a bigger, more expensive high?

That'd be a pretty funny theory... if it wasn't kinda true! I agree that's exactly what happened in a lot of cases.

So this makes Apple either a super-villain, a drug dealer, or a magician. Perhaps a combination of all three...

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: There are also some annoying problems for Apple
Adeniji Kayode   7/8/2011 9:38:28 AM
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I agree with you on that. Apple iphone are still expensive for most developing countries.The best of her products we have in circulation in most of these countries are the Nano Ipods

Susan Fourtané
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Re: Re : Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
Susan Fourtané   7/8/2011 9:35:41 AM
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anandvy, 

That could be very interesting to watch: Samsung Vs. Apple in markets like India.

-Susan 

Ariella
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Re: Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
Ariella   7/8/2011 8:11:49 AM
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"he strive to improve and take over more market share is what keeps the engine churning.. or causes your downfall." Yes, pocharles, the key to success rather than going bust is knowing  where the line between the two is.

Susan Fourtané
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Re: Can a Mini-iPhone Conquer the Mobile World?
Susan Fourtané   7/8/2011 8:05:36 AM
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". . . but then again, I think they do realize that they've got to do something if they want to capture market share outside of the gadget-obsessed early adopter types."

DennisQ, 

Apple will always have the gadget-obsessed market eating on its hand. It is wise to broaden the horizon and think of expansion in a different arena. The iPod nano brought Apple a good slice of new consumers. Once people try the flavor of something they do like, most likely they are going to want more.

How many people started buying an iPod nano and upgraded to an iPod or even anothe Apple device? Let's not forget that Apple casts some kind of spell on its products to make them irresistible once they are touched. :D

-Susan

 

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jbond   7/8/2011 7:16:06 AM
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$200 is still a pretty steep price for a handset in many countries where Apple is trying to knock out competitors like Samsung and Nokia. Apple will be #1 when it comes to volume of sales, but you can't compare the Iphone to Android because they’re not on a level field. Apple's OS is for the Iphone only, while the Android system is free for any handset maker to use. So as a system Android will be on top because you have multiple companies using the operating system while Apple is the only one using Apple OS.

Susan Fourtané
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Re: There are also some annoying problems for Apple
Susan Fourtané   7/8/2011 7:14:12 AM
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Hospice, 

For being the first Apple's move to create a device for a lower price $200 doesn't sound too bad and it's not too distant from the price range of the competitors. Many consumers who would prefer to have an iPhone simply choose a different device because the iPhone price is too high for them. 

-Susan

Susan Fourtané
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Re: There are also some annoying problems for Apple
Susan Fourtané   7/8/2011 6:09:02 AM
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 ". . . and if it wants to surpass the competitors must adapt the android platform."

Hi, Nemos

Don't you think that if Apple would adopt the Android platform it wouldn't be Apple any more? 

-Susan

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